Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)


Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, State Total, 2020
Listing of Indicators for the Selected YearAll
Adverse Childhood Experiences
Adults Who Experienced at Least One Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE)62.5 (60 - 65)
Adults Who Experienced Four or More Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)18.6 (16.7 - 20.6)
Adults Who Reported Their Parents or Adults in Their Home Ever Hit, Beat, Kicked or Physically Hurt Them in Any Way Before Age 18 (Not Including Spanking)24.2 (22.2 - 26.2)
Adults Who Reported Their Parent or Adult in Their Home Ever Swore at Them, Insulted Them or Put Them Down Before Age 1831.4 (29.1 - 33.7)
Adults Who Reported That Anyone at Least Five Years Older Than Them or an Adult Forced Them to Have Sex Before Age 185.9 (4.7 - 7.2)
Adults Who Reported Their Parents or Adults in Their Home Ever Slapped, Hit, Kicked, Punched or Beat Each Other Up Before Age 1816.6 (14.8 - 18.4)
Adults Who Reported That Anyone at Least Five Years Older Than Them or an Adult Ever Touched Them Sexually Before Age 1811.5 (9.9 - 13.1)
Adults Who Reported That Anyone at Least Five Years Older Than Them or an Adult Tried to Make Them Touch Them Sexually Before Age 188.3 (7 - 9.6)
Adults Who Reported Living With Anyone Who Served Time or Was Sentenced to Serve Time in a Prison, Jail or Other Correctional Facility Before Age 1810.1 (8.4 - 11.7)
Adults Who Reported Living With Anyone Who Used Illegal Street Drugs or Who Abused Prescription Medications Before Age 18 11.3 (9.6 - 12.9)
Adults Who Reported Living With Anyone Who Was a Problem Drinker or Alcoholic Before Age 1822.8 (20.8 - 24.8)
Adults Who Reported Living With Anyone Who Was Depressed, Mentally Ill or Suicidal Before Age 1813.4 (11.9 - 14.8)
Adults Who Reported Their Parents Divorced or Separated Before Age 1833.2 (30.9 - 35.6)
Alcohol Consumption
Adults Who Engage in Heavy or Binge Drinking15.5 (14.1 - 17)
Arthritis
Adults Who Have Been Told They Have Some Form of Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus or Fibromyalgia24 (22.6 - 25.5)
Asthma
Adults Who Currently Have Asthma7.3 (6.4 - 8.2)
Adults Who Have Ever Been Told They Had Asthma11.7 (10.6 - 12.9)
Cancer Prevalence
Adults Who Have Ever Been Told They Have Had Skin Cancer8.6 (7.8 - 9.3)
Adults Who Have Ever Been Told They Had Any Other Type of Cancer Except Skin Cancer6.8 (6.1 - 7.6)
Cancer Screening
Women Who Received a Mammogram in the Past Year (Aged 40 Years and Older)54.2 (51 - 57.4)
Women Who Received a Pap Test in the Past Year (Aged 18 Years and Older)40 (36.7 - 43.2)
Adults Who Have Ever Had a Blood Stool Test (Aged 50 Years and Older)45.7 (43.2 - 48.1)
Adults Who Received a Blood Stool Test in the Past Year (Aged 50 Years and Older)19.8 (17.8 - 21.9)
Adults Who Received a Sigmoidoscopy or Colonoscopy in the Past Five Years (Aged 50 Years and Older)53.1 (50.6 - 55.6)
Men Who Received a Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test in the Past Two Years (Aged 50 Years and Older)44.4 (40.7 - 48)
Adults Who Have Ever Had a Sigmoidoscopy or Colonoscopy (Aged 50 Years and Older)73.1 (70.8 - 75.5)
Men Who Have Ever Had a Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test (Aged 50 Years and Older)58.6 (55.1 - 62.2)
Women Who Have Had a Hysterectomy23.8 (21.6 - 26)
Women Who Had a Mammogram in the Past Two Years (Aged 50-74 Years)79.2 (75.9 - 82.5)
Women Who Had a Pap Test in the Past Three Years (Aged 21-65 Years)77.1 (73.6 - 80.7)
Adults Who Had Colorectal Screening Based on the Most Recent Clinical Guidelines (Aged 50-75 Years)75.7 (73.1 - 78.3)
Women Who Received a Human papillomavirus (HPV) Test in the Past Five Years (Aged 18 Years and Older)38.9 (35.7 - 42.1)
Cardiovascular Disease
Adults Who Have Ever Been Told They Had a Stroke3.6 (3.1 - 4.2)
Adults Who Have Ever Been Told They Had Coronary Heart Disease, Heart Attack or Stroke10 (9 - 11)
Adults Who Have Ever Been Told They Had Angina or Coronary Heart Disease4.8 (4.1 - 5.4)
Adults Who Have Ever Been Told They Had a Heart Attack 5.2 (4.4 - 5.9)
Cholesterol Awareness
Adults Who Had Their Cholesterol Checked in the Past Five Years90.8 (89.3 - 92.3)
Adults Who Had Their Cholesterol Checked in the Past Two Years84.7 (82.9 - 86.4)
Adults Who Have Ever Been Told That They Have High Blood Cholesterol (Among Adults Who Had Their Cholesterol Checked Within the Past Five Years)35.1 (32.9 - 37.2)
Adults Who Have Ever Been Told That They Have High Blood Cholesterol31.5 (29.5 - 33.4)
COPD
Adults Who Have Ever Been Told They Had Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema or Chronic Bronchitis7.5 (6.6 - 8.4)
Dental Care
Adults Who Visited a Dentist or a Dental Clinic in the Past Year61.2 (59.3 - 63.1)
Adults Who Had a Permanent Tooth Removed Because of Tooth Decay or Gum Disease47.2 (45.2 - 49.1)
Depression
Adults Who Have Ever Been Told They Had a Depressive Disorder14.7 (13.4 - 16)
Diabetes
Adults Who Have Ever Been Told They Had Diabetes11.8 (10.6 - 12.9)
Adults With Diabetes Who Ever Had Diabetes Self-Management Education48 (42.5 - 53.5)
Adults Who Have Ever Been Told They Had Pre-Diabetes9.9 (8.6 - 11.2)
Adults That Have Had a Test For High Blood Sugar or Diabetes Within the Past Three Years55 (52.5 - 57.4)
Disability
Adults Who Have a Vision Disability5.8 (4.8 - 6.8)
Adults Who Have Any Disability27.9 (26.2 - 29.6)
Adults Who Have a Hearing Disability6.8 (6 - 7.7)
Adults Who Have a Cognitive Disability11.3 (10 - 12.6)
Adults Who Have a Mobility Disability14.1 (12.8 - 15.4)
Adults Who Have a Self-Care Disability3.7 (2.9 - 4.6)
Adults Who Have an Independent Living Disability6.1 (5.3 - 6.9)
Health Care Access and Coverage
Adults With Any Type of Health Care Insurance Coverage82.8 (81.3 - 84.4)
Adults Who Have a Personal Doctor71.4 (69.5 - 73.2)
Adults Who Could Not See a Doctor in the Past Year Due to Cost14 (12.6 - 15.5)
Adults Who Had a Medical Checkup in the Past Year76.9 (75.3 - 78.5)
Health Status and Quality of Life
Adults Who Said Their Overall Health Was Fair or Poor14.7 (13.4 - 16)
Adults Who Said Their Overall Health Was Good to Excellent85.3 (84 - 86.6)
Adults Who Had Poor Mental Health on 14 or More of the Past 30 Days12.3 (11.1 - 13.5)
Adults With Good Physical Health89.7 (88.6 - 90.8)
Adults With Good Mental Health87.7 (86.5 - 88.9)
Adults Whose Poor Physical or Mental Health Kept Them From Doing Usual Activities on 14 or More of the Past 30 Days Among Adults Who Have Had at Least One Day of Poor Mental or Physical Health17.8 (15.7 - 19.9)
Adults Who Had Poor Physical Health on 14 or More of the Past 30 Days10.3 (9.2 - 11.4)
Adults Who Sleep at Least Seven Hours Each Night67.1 (65.2 - 69)
HIV/AIDS
Adults Who Have Ever Been Tested For Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) (Aged 18-64 Years)54.7 (52.1 - 57.3)
Adults Who Have Ever Been Tested For Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)46.9 (44.9 - 49)
Hypertension Awareness and Control
Adults Who Have Ever Been Told They Had Hypertension36.6 (34.5 - 38.7)
Adults With Hypertension Who Currently Take High Blood Pressure Medicine79.3 (76.5 - 82.1)
Immunization
Adults Who Received a Flu Shot in the Past Year38.1 (36.3 - 40)
Adults Who Have Ever Received a Pneumonia Vaccination30.5 (28.7 - 32.2)
Adults Who Received a Flu Shot in the Past Year (Aged 65 Years and Older)61.6 (58.7 - 64.5)
Adults Who Have Ever Received a Pneumonia Vaccination (Aged 65 Years and Older)64.3 (61.3 - 67.2)
Injury Prevention
Adults Who Drove a Vehicle After Consuming Too Many Alcoholic Beverages in the Past 30 Days2 (1.4 - 2.6)
Adults Who Always or Nearly Always Use a Seatbelt When Riding in a Car94.7 (93.6 - 95.8)
Adults Who Had a Fall-Related Injury in the Past 12 Months (Aged 45 Years and Older)8.1 (7 - 9.3)
Kidney Disease
Adults Who Have Ever Been Told They Had Kidney Disease3.7 (3 - 4.5)
Overweight and Obesity
Adults Who Are Overweight35.7 (33.8 - 37.6)
Adults Who Are Obese28.4 (26.6 - 30.2)
Adults Who Are Overweight or Obese64.1 (62.2 - 66.1)
Adults Who Have a Healthy Weight34 (32.1 - 35.9)
Adults Who Are Underweight1.9 (1.4 - 2.3)
Physical Activity and Nutrition
Adults Who Are Sedentary26.8 (25.1 - 28.5)
Tobacco Use and Exposure
Adults Who Are Current Smokers14.7 (13.2 - 16.2)
Adult Current Smokers Who Tried to Quit Smoking at Least Once in the Past Year54.7 (49.3 - 60.1)
Adults Who Are Former Smokers27 (25.3 - 28.6)
Adults Who Have Never Smoked58.3 (56.4 - 60.3)
Adults Who Currently Use E-Cigarettes5.7 (4.5 - 6.9)
Adults Who Are Former E-Cigarette Users18.1 (16.3 - 20)
Adults Who Have Never Used E-Cigarettes76.2 (74.1 - 78.2)
Adults Who Currently Use Chewing Tobacco, Snuff or Snus Some Days or Every Day2.3 (1.8 - 2.8)
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Data Note(s)


Data Source: Florida Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System telephone survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Florida Department of Health Division of Community Health Promotion.

  • Indicators related to weight are calculated using body mass index (BMI). Obese is defined as having a BMI of 30.0 to 99.8. Overweight has a BMI of 25.0 to 29.9. Healthy or normal weight has a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9. Underweight has a BMI of 12.0 to 18.4.

  • *Indicators with age restrictions still have these restrictions even when presented by age group. For example, indicators that only show data for ages 50 and older will only show data for ages 50-64 in the Ages 45-64 age grouping.

  • County-level surveys were previously conducted in 2002, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016. In 2017, the Florida Department of Health began using a three-year rolling rate methodology to provide annual county-level data. Rolling rates are calculated by combining data across several consecutive years into one measure. Survey completes from each of the 67 counties were combined across three-year periods starting with 2017-2019 to produce statistically valid county-level estimates. This new methodology was designed in collaboration with the county health departments (CHDs) to better meet programmatic needs for local-level data.

  • Caution should be taken when comparing 2013 data with previous years due to changes in survey methodology.

  • Prevalence is excluded (blank cells) from the tables for any subpopulation with a sample size less than 30, which would yield statistically unreliable estimates.

  • Confidence intervals - Because the BRFSS is a random survey and all estimates of prevalence are subject to random sample errors, we include 95% confidence intervals (CI) with each prevalence (%) in the tables. The confidence interval ranges appear below the prevalence estimates in parentheses.

  • Quartiles are calculated when data are available for at least 51 counties.